web analytics

Facebook PH Independence Day greeting shows inverted flag




In celebration of our 118th Independence day, Facebook may mistakenly posted and shared an inverted Philippine Flag — with the red rather than blue side on top.

Update: Facebook has apologized for displaying an inverted Philippine flag earlier today in celebration of our Independence day, here is their official statement: “This was unintentional, and we’re sorry. We care deeply about the community in the Philippines and, in an attempt to connect people on Independence day, we made a mistake.” 

independence day

An inverted Philippine flag has only one meaning  — the country is officially at war.  According to the Section 10 of the Philippines’ Republic Act 8491 states: “The flag, if flown from a flagpole, shall have its blue field on top in time of peace and the red field on top in time of war; if in a hanging position, the blue field shall be to the right (left of the observer) in time of peace, and the red field to the right (left of the observer) in time of war.” The law covering the national flag also provides penalties such as a fine and imprisonment of up to one year for people found disrespecting the flag.

It definitely must have been an oversight from Facebook’s end, which we are certain they will correct once brought to their attention.



This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

You may also like...

7 Responses

  1. GOTY boy says:

    you only have one job facebook..

  2. XY says:

    the blue field shall be to the right (left of the observer) in time of peace, and the red field to the right (left of the observer) in time of war
    —-everything is on the left of the observer???

    • Pogs says:

      Yes everything is on the left but ang color lang ang pinagkaiba depende kung ano nga ang status ng bansa. I-drawing mo kasi para makuha mo.

    • Kamen Rider Necrom says:

      Sana tinagalog na lang para naintindihan mo. hahahaha!

    • Jeffrey John Buenaventura Imutan says:

      @POGS kapag i-drawing ko sya ay parehong left of the observer. eh di maging violet sya. kasi parehong nasa left side yung kukulayan ko. ikaw mag drawing POGS. tutal ikaw yung magaling eh. advice ka pa na i-drawing kasi. eh artsit ako at gusto mo send ko sayo yung drawing ko na may kulay sa same side?

  3. kabebegirl says:

    Hindi magandang pangitain. Charot.

  4. Jeffrey John Buenaventura Imutan says:

    kapag i-drawing ko sya ay parehong left of the observer. eh di maging violet sya. kasi parehong nasa left side yung kukulayan ko. ikaw mag drawing POGS. tutal ikaw yung magaling eh. advice ka pa na i-drawing kasi. eh artsit ako at gusto mo send ko sayo yung drawing ko na may kulay sa same side?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Open

Close